Yes, Virginia, there is traffic in the Northwest, and having spent the past two hours in it, I would rather be here at Safeco Field, providing you with today's Seattle Mariners lineup.
There's a new face included, that of trading deadline acquisition Eric Thames, a left-handed hitting outfielder with power. He'll start in left field and face his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays and right-hander Carlos Cillanueva.
The Seattle outfield tonight: Thames, Michael Saunders and Casper Wells.
John Jaso will catch, Jesus Montero DH and Mike Carp will play first base as Blake Beavan tries to extend a personal winning streak to four games - and a Mariners streak to seven.
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A team that struggled at home in the first half of the season, the Mariners have lifted their record at Safeco Field to 24-29. Hey, it's a massive improvement.
Here's the Mariners lineup for Game 107:
Dustin Ackley 2BMichael Saunders CFJesus Montero DHJohn Jaso CKyle Seager 3BCasper Wells RFMike Carp 1BEric Thames LFBrendan Ryan SSBlake Beavan RHP